MINUTES OF MEETING
STATE OF CONNECTICUT

MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
FRIDAY, August 26, 2016

A Meeting of the Medical Examining Board was held on Friday, August 26, 2016, at the Office of the State Comptroller, 55 Elm Street, Room 208, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106.

PRESENT:
Kamel Ghandour, M.D., CHAIRPERSON
Richard Blum, M.D.
Nikolai Lieders, M.D.


ABSENT:
Debra Pollack, M.D.
Lynn Rudich, M.D.
Amarjeet Dargan, M.D.
Manny Katsetos, M.D.


OTHERS PRESENT:
Annette Sadlowski, Supervisor, Disability Retirement Unit
Tanya Jasper, Disability Retirement Unit

Please note that a portion of the meeting was conducted in executive session as the focus of the meeting was the medical condition(s) of each Disability Retirement applicant.

CALL TO ORDER

The Chairperson called meeting to order at 9:00 am.

Dr. Blum motioned to go into the Executive Session to discuss medical condition(s) related to the applications for Disability Retirement, seconded by Dr. Lieders at 9:01 am. Members of the Retirement Services Division were allowed to remain.

Dr. Ghandour motioned to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Dr. Blum at 1:00 PM.

CHRISTINE ASHBURN     D- 12180     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(POSTH.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Christine Ashburn’s entitlement to Non-Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LUIS CALDERON     D- 11953     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED(RECONSIDERATION)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Luis Calderon’s entitlement to Non-Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARCIA CHERRY     D- 12070     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Marcia Cherry’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LEOCADIO CRUZ     D- 12047     SERVICE-CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Leocadio Cruz’s entitlement to Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

KAREN DUPUIS     D- 12050     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Karen Dupuis’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ANNIE FLEETING-PRIEST     D- 11973     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Annie Fleeting-Priest’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

LIANE FLYNN     D- 11842     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Liane Flynn’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GERALD GERALDI     D- 12154     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Gerald Geraldi’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

GERALD GIBSON     D- 11848     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Gerald Gibson’s entitlement to Non-Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

SUSAN KAY     D- 12072     CHANGE TO NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Susan Kay’s entitlement to Non-Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ROSEANN KELLAHER     D- 12074     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Ghandour, to deny Roseann Kellaher’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved by majority decision. Dr. Blum dissents.

ROBERT LIBERATOR     D- 12085     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Robert Liberator’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

EDWARD MALLOY     D- 12057     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Edward Malloy’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOHN MONTANO D- 12110 NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve John Montano’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NANCY MURRAY     D- 12008     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Nancy Murray’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ARTHUR PERRY     D- 12216     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED (POSTH.)
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Arthur Perry’s entitlement to Non-Service-Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MARIA SALAS     D- 11997     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to deny Maria Salas’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

JOSE TORRES     D- 12094     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Jose Torres’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

NICANOR VARGAS     D- 12061     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Nicanor Vargas’ entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

MAUREEN WOJTCZAK     D- 11967     NON-SERVICE CONNECTED
Dr. Lieders moved, seconded by Dr. Blum, to approve Maureen Wojtczak’s entitlement to Non-Service Connected Retirement. Motion approved unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT:

Dr. Blum moved, seconded by Dr. Lieders to adjourn the meeting at 1:05 p.m.

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